`Nazi' Van Gogh to be auctioned

`Nazi' Van Gogh to be auctioned

Van Gogh's `Shoes' may reach pounds 4m

A LITTLE-KNOWN painting of a pair of shoes by Vincent Van Gogh that has been lost to public view for more than 50 years is to be auctioned in December.

Podium: The truth about the people's art

From a speech given by the Warden of Goldsmiths College, London, to the Lloyds-TSB Policy Forum

First `Nazi art' claim made on the Tate

THE TATE GALLERY revealed yesterday that it was the first British institution to have received a claim on one of its paintings by the heirs of a Jewish family who lost everything when they fled from the Nazis.The two brothers and their sister, who wish to remain anonymous, have demanded an investigation.

Burn a Van Gogh and be famous

If the Dr Gachet is destroyed, then Saito has assured himself some sort of immortality

Missing Van Gogh feared cremated with its owner

A WORLDWIDE hunt has been launched for the most expensive painting sold which could have been cremated with its owner.

Lost Van Gogh feared cremated with owner

A WORLDWIDE hunt has been launched for the most expensive painting sold which could have been cremated with its owner. The Portrait of Dr Gachet by Vincent van Gogh was bought by Ryoei Saito at Christie's in New York in 1990 for $82.5m (pounds 55m), the most paid for a painting.

Letter: Sins of the flesh

Sins of the flesh

Jack Nicholson loves him. The public adores him. His erotic art has made him millions and his posters outsell Van Gogh and Star Wars. So why is Jack Vettriano so bitter?

Jack Vettriano, former Fife miner, self-taught artist and, despite the derision of snooty critics, perhaps Britain's most commercially successful painter, strides down the drive of his grand, recently purchased Scottish country pile. He is currently "in hiding", and he prefers to keep the address secret.

Arts: Did Ingres use a camera?

After examining Ingres's brilliant portrait sketches and experimenting with a camera lucida, one of our greatest artists considers the secret history of mechanical aids for drawing

Secretarial: I Work For... I'm part of this heritage

MEL STIDOLPH IS PA TO COLIN MCKENZIE, HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY

Widow wins back looted Van Gogh

THOUSANDS OF works of art that were looted by the Nazis could be given back to their owners after the decision to return a pounds 3m Van Gogh painting to a British widow.

Obituary: George Butler

GEORGE BUTLER was the oldest living member of the Royal Watercolour Society. Despite still exhibiting - and selling - his work until recently, Butler's artistic roots seemed to be founded in another age entirely.

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